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Embodied Intelligence: Free talk and taster

introductory Course

Get out of your head and access your inner wisdom. Do you get stuck in your thoughts? Do you find it...

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Get out of your head and access your inner wisdom. Do you get stuck in your thoughts? Do you find it hard to know what is truly right for you? Do you struggle with connecting to what your body and what you deeply feel and value? Learn new ways to find inner kindness, work with stuck patterns, make clear & intuitive decisions and finally feel at home in your own body. This free talk/taster will introduce a life skill known as ‘Focusing’. It is a gentle yet powerful skill that can bring clarity and aliveness to your life. Put simply it involves taking an embodied, curious, and interested awareness to your body and listening. It is a reflective body based practice that can be done on your own or with others, and mixed with other self awareness practices such as mindfulness or yoga. 7.30 - 8.30pm Hamilton House, Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3QY, Bristol Register by contacting me.

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8 Feb 2018 - 8 Feb 2018

Bristol, south west

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LEVEL IV: Responding from presence to my Faultfinder(s).

focusing skills certificate Course

A new relating to my inner and outer critic(s)

10 Feb 2018 - 11 Feb 2018

Liverpool, north west

Patricia Foster's BFA Page

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Focusing drop-in

introductory Course

Focusing drop-in for people wanting to learn a skill they can take away with them.

15 Feb 2018 - 15 Feb 2018

Hampstead Community Centre, london

Alex Brew's BFA Page

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Embodied Intelligence: Free talk and taster Stroud

introductory Course

Get out of your head and access your inner wisdom. Do you get stuck in your thoughts? Do you find it...

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Get out of your head and access your inner wisdom. Do you get stuck in your thoughts? Do you find it hard to know what is truly right for you? Do you struggle with connecting to what your body and what you deeply feel and value? Learn new ways to find inner kindness, work with stuck patterns, make clear & intuitive decisions and finally feel at home in your own body. This free talk/taster will introduce a life skill known as ‘Focusing’. It is a gentle yet powerful skill that can bring clarity and aliveness to your life. Put simply it involves taking an embodied, curious, and interested awareness to your body and listening. It is a reflective body based practice that can be done on your own or with others, and mixed with other self awareness practices such as mindfulness or yoga. 7.30pm, St Lukes Therapy Centre, 53 Cainscross Rd, Stroud

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15 Feb 2018 - 15 Feb 2018

Stroud., south west

Peter Gill's BFA Page

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Focusing in Helping Relationships

specialist Course

A workshop for experienced focusers who want to mix some Focusing into other settings, and maybe to introduce Focusing to...

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A workshop for experienced focusers who want to mix some Focusing into other settings, and maybe to introduce Focusing to new people.

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17 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018

Clapham SW12, london

Peter Afford's BFA Page

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Focusing Skills for Life – Day 2

introductory Course

This is a follow-up to the Focusing Skills for Life Day 1 on 16th September, or for anyone who has...

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This is a follow-up to the Focusing Skills for Life Day 1 on 16th September, or for anyone who has already had an introduction to Focusing. Focusing is Mindfulness – and more. We explore ways of being with ourselves, our experiences and emotions; improving our sense of wellbeing and physical and mental health. These are natural skills that we can rediscover and reconnect with. Non-judgemental, safe and gentle, they support us in finding insights into issues in our lives and reconnecting with the flow of life within us. As we turn to our present moment experience together, we learn ways to help guide us in creativity, decision-making and emotional wisdom. Handouts will be available. No assessment or written work is required, although you may wish to bring pen and paper for note-taking. These two day schools can be a stand-alone introduction to Focusing, and also form the first twelve hours of the 60-hour Focusing Skills course, recognised by the British Focusing Association. If you have previously attended an introduction to Focusing then you are also very welcome to join us; many people find that repeating Focusing Skills enables them to find more depth in their experience. For further information, contact me at csamuels@carolannsamuels.co.uk. Please book your place here.

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17 Feb 2018 - 17 Feb 2018

Canterbury, south east

Carolann Samuels's BFA Page

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New Year Focusing Retreat

specialist Course

This 5-day retreat offers an opportunity for rest, reflection and renewal at the year’s end after the busyness of Christmas....

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This 5-day retreat offers an opportunity for rest, reflection and renewal at the year’s end after the busyness of Christmas. The retreat will provide a safe, supportive and nourishing environment, with space to form a deeper connection with yourself, with others and with nature. It is open to people of all levels of Focusing experience. There will time each day for:

  • 1-1 Focusing sessions
  • Input and discussion on Focusing practice
  • Silent group walks
  • Group meditation
  • Early morning qigong (or personal practice)
  • Group sharing
  • Free time for resting, walking, etc.
The retreat will be held partly in silence, but there is also time to interact socially with the group. Extra group activities such as Dartmoor walks, dance/movement, massage, poetry sharing, etc, may also arise on the retreat. We will also mark the turning of the year with a ritual or celebration. For further information see: Focusing Retreats at Bala Brook

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29 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018

Bala Brook Retreat Centre, Dartmoor, south west

Gordon Adam's BFA Page

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Focusing Skills for Life – Day 1

introductory Course

Focusing is Mindfulness – and more. We explore ways of being with ourselves, our experiences and emotions; improving our sense...

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Focusing is Mindfulness – and more. We explore ways of being with ourselves, our experiences and emotions; improving our sense of wellbeing and physical and mental health. These are natural skills that we can rediscover and reconnect with. Non-judgemental, safe and gentle, they support us in finding insights into issues in our lives and reconnecting with the flow of life within us. As we turn to our present moment experience together, we learn ways to help guide us in creativity, decision-making and emotional wisdom. Handouts will be available. No assessment or written work is required, although you may wish to bring pen and paper for note-taking. This day school can be a stand-alone introduction to Focusing, and it also forms the first six hours of the 60-hour Focusing Skills course, recognised by the British Focusing Association. Day 2 will be on 21st October 2017 and 17th February 2018 If you have previously attended an introduction to Focusing then you are also very welcome to join us; many people find that repeating Focusing Skills enables them to find more depth in their experience. For further information, contact me at csamuels@carolannsamuels.co.uk. Please book your place here.

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6 Jan 2018 - 6 Jan 2018

Canterbury, south east

Carolann Samuels's BFA Page

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LEVEL III: Recognising the language of the blocking,Preventive and Standstill parts in me

focusing skills certificate Course

Cultivating my presence. Introducing a new language-ing and dialogue...

6 Jan 2018 - 7 Jan 2018

Liverpool, north west

Patricia Foster's BFA Page

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Freedom from “ego” Free online seminar

introductory Course

Freedom from ego... The term "ego" is used in so many contexts, most often negatively, like something we should not have...

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Freedom from ego... The term "ego" is used in so many contexts, most often negatively, like something we should not have or work to get rid of. But is this useful or even true? Might there be a more compassionate way to relate to what we call "ego".. and is there an ego after all? Join me in this free seminar exploring a fresh perspective on an old enemy! What does your body wisdom know about all of this? Thursday 11th January 2018, 10.00am GMT All seminars are held on "Zoom": an online video platform. which is free and needs registration. 10am GMT

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11 Jan 2018 - 11 Jan 2018

Online, skype worldwide

Peter Gill's BFA Page

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LEVEL III: Recognising the language of the Blocking,Preventive and Standstill parts in me.

focusing skills certificate Course

Cultivating my presence. Introducing a new language-ing and dialogue.

13 Jan 2018 - 14 Jan 2018

Athens Greece, english speakers abroad

Patricia Foster's BFA Page

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Steps to radical inner change : Free online seminar

introductory Course

Steps to radical inner change Sometimes it seems like it is impossible to change our deepest habits and patterns. Perhaps...

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Steps to radical inner change Sometimes it seems like it is impossible to change our deepest habits and patterns. Perhaps we long for a different way of living or being but no matter what we do, we never achieve it? Or we make a big change and then rebel against it a few weeks later? How can we find a sustainable and holistic way of making big changes... in small and achievable steps. Tuesday 16th January 2018, 7.30pm GMT

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16 Jan 2018 - 16 Jan 2018

Online, skype worldwide

Peter Gill's BFA Page

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Turning towards the world: Free online seminar

introductory Course

Turning towards the world The world is without doubt in crisis... ecologically, socially and politically. Can we sense something of this...

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Turning towards the world The world is without doubt in crisis... ecologically, socially and politically. Can we sense something of this in our direct experience? And if so how might we meet that? and how can meet all the feelings and responses that come there? What does Focusing have to offer this huge and often overwhelming situation?

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24 Jan 2018 - 24 Jan 2018

Online, skype worldwide

Peter Gill's BFA Page

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Sharing Focusing in a group setting

specialist Course

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This 2-day residential workshop is open to experienced focusers with an interest in sharing Focusing in group settings. You do not need to be formally enrolled on a Focusing Teacher Training programme to attend. Participants' aims may range from offering short introductory workshops to running BFA Focusing Skills courses. The workshop will include input on different ways of teaching Focusing and listening, discussion and teaching practice opportunities. The emphasis will be on supporting and encouraging each participant to find their own unique approach to sharing Focusing. Our comfortable, countryside venue is the Purley Chase Centre, near Mancetter in Warwickshire. It is easily accessible by public transport from London and the North. Please email Kay for further details.

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26 Jan 2018 - 28 Jan 2018

west midlands

Kay Hoffmann's BFA Page

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Deep Listening: 5 week online course begins

introductory Course

This course will introduce you to the life long skill of Deep Listening. It is a reflective body based practice...

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This course will introduce you to the life long skill of Deep Listening. It is a reflective body based practice that can be done on your own or with others, and mixed with other self awareness practices such as Mindfulness Meditation or therapy. Some of the skills you will learn: • Live a life full of curiosity • Tune into your inner wisdom • Meet yourself and others with kindness and openness • Be with and understand strong emotion • Find what truly feels right for you and your life • Connect more deeply to yourself, others, and beyond. 5 weeks starts 31st January. 7.15. Online course through zoom

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31 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018

Online, skype worldwide

Peter Gill's BFA Page

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The inner compass: Online “Mini” course on Focusing decisions

specialist Course

The inner compass How can we use the skills from Focusing to help us with decisions? Maybe you struggle with everyday...

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The inner compass How can we use the skills from Focusing to help us with decisions? Maybe you struggle with everyday choices around what to do or what to eat? Maybe you find it hard to make big decisions? Maybe you struggle with doubt and critical voices? For many years I have been using Focusing to help me make decisions. These might be everyday decisions about what needs doing with my work or parenting or with bigger life changing decisions, such as trainings or moving house. My body always knows something more about what next! This short online course (6 hours of learning) will explore using Focusing in the realm of decision making. Some of the skills and topics we will explore: Pausing and sensing into decisions What you body knows and what it doesn't! Ways to explore decisions in Focusing Welcoming all the voices and "opinions" that come Finding the right way for the whole of you! Course starts January 31st, 10-11.30am GMT. Costs £65.

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31 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018

Online, skype worldwide

Peter Gill's BFA Page

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Focusing Skills Certificate Level 2: Focusing Partners

focusing skills certificate Course

Practise the listening skills that enable you to companion someone else in a Focusing partnership. Expand your Focusing skills and...

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Practise the listening skills that enable you to companion someone else in a Focusing partnership. Expand your Focusing skills and deepen your ability to listen to yourself encourage your personal growth and development. By the end of Level 2, you will be able to join a peer group of Focusers, form a Focusing partnership, and attend further or advanced classes and workshops. With Fiona Parr

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4 Nov 2017 - 5 Nov 2017

Liverton, Devon, south west

Fiona Parr's BFA Page

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British Focusing Association Certificate, Level 1

introductory Course

Learning to sense inwards is at the basis of Focusing. During Level One the emphasis is upon noticing messages that...

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Learning to sense inwards is at the basis of Focusing. During Level One the emphasis is upon noticing messages that your body gives you and accepting everything that you become aware of. Focusing is very natural and gentle and at the same time you might find that working at this level is powerful and revealing. Throughout the training there will be opportunities to share in the group, and to work with your own process. There will be a mixture of Focusing theory, discussion and practice. Taught by Paula Newman and Elizabeth Smith

  • Each day begins at 10 am and ends at 4 pm
  • Refreshments, reading materials and exercises included
Please see my website for further information http://www.paulanewmancounsellingservices.co.uk/

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20 Nov 2017 - 21 Nov 2017

Stanmore, london

Paula Newman's BFA Page

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BFA Certificate in Focusing Level 1

focusing skills certificate Course

This two day workshop is run by Elizabeth Smith and Paula Newman in Harrow, NW London. It combines theory...

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This two day workshop is run by Elizabeth Smith and Paula Newman in Harrow, NW London. It combines theory with experiential exercises. We describe and draw on the work of Eugene Gendlin, Ann Weiser Cornell and Barbara McGavin. There is time to practise focusing in pairs and as a group during the day. Support in understanding the process is offered, with opportunity to discuss any questions you have. The group is typically quite small. Each day starts at 9.45am with refreshments and settling in time, and ends at 4pm. We expect to offer the rest of the Certificate in four more 2 day Levels during 2018, dates to be announced. Please note, this is a change to the previously advertised dates.

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20 Nov 2017 - 21 Nov 2017

Harrow, london

Elizabeth Smith's BFA Page

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An Introduction to Focusing

introductory Course

An eight week course to give you the essence of Focusing and Listening skills, which enables you to have Focusing practice...

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An eight week course to give you the essence of Focusing and Listening skills, which enables you to have Focusing practice partnerships, and to have Focusing in your life whenever you need it. It comprises Levels 1 and 2 of the Focusing Skills Certificate course, and there will be an option of continuing to the full 5 Levels. Wednesday afternoons 2pm - 5pm UK time. With Fiona Parr

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6 Sep 2017 - 25 Oct 2017

skype worldwide

Fiona Parr's BFA Page

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Living in Authentic Connection Weekend Focusing Retreat

specialist Course

Living in Authentic Connection Weekend Retreat An interconnected felt-sensing retreat for experienced focusers This is an approach I've been exploring in...

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Living in Authentic Connection Weekend Retreat An interconnected felt-sensing retreat for experienced focusers This is an approach I've been exploring in shorter forms for a very long time and I finally ran my first weekend this June. It was a great success and there has been interest in more so I'm putting it on again. I will still offer it at pretty low cost (mostly for the accommodation) with a sliding scale for those who can afford to make a bigger contribution. I welcome anyone with basic Focusing skills who is interested in exploring this together. What We Will Explore: (In Interconnected felt-sensing circles and in Focusing partnerships)

  • Being ourselves together - being authentically present, connected to ourselves, yet open and responsive to each other, our shared field and the wider reality beyond.
  • Being open to 'The Tragic Gap'* between how the world is and how we sense/know it could be - allowing room for our authentic feelings and responses (Staying with, yet not becoming lost in denial, panic, overwhelm and hopelessness - Letting all be present and given space).
  • Deepening our sense of our true contribution - open to what might be our right next step in offering our contribution - grounded in our authentic strengths and honest limitations.
*'The Tragic Gap' is a term coined by Parker Palmer a Quaker inspired educator who formed the Centre For Courage and Renewal in the USA - he has written a number of books including 'Healing the Heart of Democracy' and 'A Hidden Wholeness' Interconnected Felt-Sensing This is a group process centred in focusing that I've been developing for several years. Each time I have tried it has been unique, encouraging and I've been learning more each time. (I also tried a day with non focusers and it was very disappointing - which confirmed that knowing Focusing is an essential starting point!) Essentially the process involves us sitting together in a circle and listening in a Focusing way to 3 levels to:-
  • what's there inside
  • what is spoken in the group
  • the vast emergent intelligence beyond (this last comes from the radical physicist David Bohm's work and crosses readily with Gendlin's philosophy of process and environment.)
And there are a few simple guidelines to help us choose when and how to speak. My experience has been profoundly moving and left me with a uniquely wide sense of connection and belonging. That's why I want to do more! The structure of the weekend Arrival - we can arrive from mid afternoon, settle and have a simple meal together (or it's fine to arrive just in time for the evening circle) Friday evening - We will gather and have a first evening circle together with an introductory overview of the weekend and the approach and some time to introduce ourselves and get started in the group together. On Saturday we will have 2 circles one in the morning and one in the afternoon, time for Focusing and rest time which could happily be spent on a walk in the lovely nearby woods. The evening will be more unstructured offerings around the fire if it's fine this can be round an outdoor fire (I'll ask you to bring a contribution - music, a poem, a story) On Sunday we will again have some time for Focusing, have a final morning circle and finish after lunch. (The format and structure are provisional and I'm open to suggestions, improvements and adjustments) The Venue Old Litten Cottage is a lovely large thatched roof cottage in the Hampshire Countryside, near Petersfield, It's modernised with central heating, an open fire in the lounge and a large kitchen/dining area. There are 6 bedrooms so the opportunity for a private bedroom each if 6 of us - or 4 private 4 sharing if there's 8. Outside there is a lovely garden with a small patch of woodland and a view of open fields and very close by are lovely old growth woodland walks (you'll need walking boots and wet weather gear) Meals The venue is self catering so we will need to bring our own food and arrange food preparation, cleaning and washing up between us. I'll offer some guideline suggestions for what is needed and what we could each do and bring (we'll keep it simple) but there'll be some flexibility to work with what people feel moved to contribute. Low Cost Because this is still a fairly new venture for me and I gain a lot myself from running it - I'm offering on a sliding scale from £70 which just covers the venue to £120 - whatever you can afford. Plus a contribution towards the food (probabaly £20 or less). My Background Experience & The Inspiration For This I've always been drawn to groups and group work. I started teaching and facilitating in my 20s. I did a teaching qualification and have sought out and trained in many facilitation approaches. In my time I've taught Re-evaluation Co-counselling, Assertiveness and Self-Empowerment, Protective Behaviours (an Anti-Victimisation Process based on trusting your feelings) and Focusing. And I've facilitated many types of groups including identity liberation groups, Community Building Groups, Project Development groups, Work Practice Development groups and Open Space sessions for diverse and large interest groups.

The vision of this particular approach has been forming in me over the last 6 years. It's been most inspired of course by Focusing itself :-

  • that extraordinary resonance and sense of shared field many of us experience with our Focusing partners;

but also Focusing group work:-

  • Rob Foxcroft's Open Listening Circles
  • Bruce Nayowith's online Resonant Sensing for Peace circles
  • Shared Field groups
I've crossed this with a combination of;-
  • Scott Peck's Community Building approach (particularly my experience of a smaller ongoing group over several years)
  • David Bohm's Dialogue work (as introduced to me by Gill Wyatt, a Person Centred group work practitioner extending the work into the eco/synergy field)
  • Person Centred monthly community meetings (which in some ways are like a more psychological version of Quaker meetings. I had the privilege of attended a great one in my strong local Brighton Person Centred community for many years)
TO BOOK OR FOR MORE ONFO: Contact Sandy - wildbalance@gmail.com

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6 Oct 2017 - 8 Oct 2017

Near Petersfield, Hampshire, south east

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Focusing Level 1: Introduction to Focusing

introductory Course

Learn how to listen to your inner wisdom through creating a positive inner relationship with yourself. Develop the knowledge and...

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Learn how to listen to your inner wisdom through creating a positive inner relationship with yourself. Develop the knowledge and skills to begin to practise Focusing alone, and to begin to listen to an other, so you can Focus with a companion. By the end of Level 1, you will have a basic understanding of the Focusing process. With Fiona Parr

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7 Oct 2017 - 8 Oct 2017

Liverton, Devon, south west

Fiona Parr's BFA Page

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Focusing and Writing to access your creativity and improve personal wellbeing

introductory Course

You will learn basic Focusing skills and, by combining them with writing, explore ways of accessing the body’s wisdom and...

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You will learn basic Focusing skills and, by combining them with writing, explore ways of accessing the body’s wisdom and creative intelligence. These are natural, safe and gentle skills that we can rediscover and reconnect with.  The combination of Focusing skills and trusting what comes in the writing helps us gain greater insight into issues in our lives, with opportunities for personal growth and greater creativity. No previous experience of Focusing or writing is required to experience the richness of what can unfold as we reconnect with the flow of life within us. Please bring writing materials. You can reserve your place here.

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15 Oct 2017 - 15 Oct 2017

Canterbury, south east

Carolann Samuels's BFA Page

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Focusing Skills for Life – Day 2

introductory Course

This is a follow-up to the Focusing Skills for Life Day 1 on 16th September, or for anyone who has...

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This is a follow-up to the Focusing Skills for Life Day 1 on 16th September, or for anyone who has already had an introduction to Focusing. Focusing is Mindfulness – and more. We explore ways of being with ourselves, our experiences and emotions; improving our sense of wellbeing and physical and mental health. These are natural skills that we can rediscover and reconnect with. Non-judgemental, safe and gentle, they support us in finding insights into issues in our lives and reconnecting with the flow of life within us. As we turn to our present moment experience together, we learn ways to help guide us in creativity, decision-making and emotional wisdom. Handouts will be available. No assessment or written work is required, although you may wish to bring pen and paper for note-taking. These two day schools can be a stand-alone introduction to Focusing, and also form the first twelve hours of the 60-hour Focusing Skills course, recognised by the British Focusing Association. If you have previously attended an introduction to Focusing then you are also very welcome to join us; many people find that repeating Focusing Skills enables them to find more depth in their experience. For further information, contact me at csamuels@carolannsamuels.co.uk. Please book your place here.

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21 Oct 2017 - 21 Oct 2017

Canterbury, south east

Carolann Samuels's BFA Page

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Online BFA skills course begins

phone Course

The online Focusing skills certificate is a complete and thorough foundation course in the art and skills of Focusing and...

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The online Focusing skills certificate is a complete and thorough foundation course in the art and skills of Focusing and listening. Once you have completed any introductory event, you can join the course. It comprises of four modules. Each module consists of five, two hour sessions over five weeks. There will also be partnership practice between sessions with other participants. They will take place using “Zoom”, a free online video conferencing platform. There will be a maximum of 6 people on the course, enabling a more intimate training. More details on the content for each module is found below. On these modules you will learn how to:

  • Listen with sensitivity and subtlety
  • Support the Focuser in difficult places
  • Listen to how the body “speaks”
  • Give suggestions and reminders to your Focuser
  • Find out where change and forward movement come from
  • Be with difficult and tangled issues
  • Be with critical and judgmental voices
  • Develop space for wholeness, healing and integration
Costs: £100 per module = £400 for the whole course. This can be paid per module, in a single payment or other instalment plans are available. Dates: Evening course. 7.15-9.15pm. Module 2: Monday September 4th. Module 3: Monday November 6th. Module 4: Monday January 15th 2018. Module 5: Monday 26th February 2018.

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4 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017

skype worldwide

Peter Gill's BFA Page

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The dreaming body: Exploring dreams with Focusing: online course begins

specialist Course

What can dreams tell us about our life? How can Focusing help with understanding them? Might there be a way...

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What can dreams tell us about our life? How can Focusing help with understanding them? Might there be a way to explore them in a new way that brings clarity and change in our lives? Focusing is all about listening to what the body has to say about our life, but every night something similar happens with our dreams. Something in us (the body/the dream maker) gives us rich, mysterious and powerful symbols, telling us not just about our life situation but how we might carry those situations forward. The dreaming body: Exploring dreams with Focusing: 5 week course begins 6th Sep 7.15-9.45pm

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6 Sep 2017 - 6 Sep 2017

skype worldwide

Peter Gill's BFA Page

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British Focusing Association Certificate, Level 1

focusing skills certificate Course

Level One - Sensing inwards Learning to sense inwards is at the basis of Focusing. During Level One the emphasis is...

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Level One - Sensing inwards Learning to sense inwards is at the basis of Focusing. During Level One the emphasis is upon noticing messages that your body gives you and accepting everything that you become aware of. Focusing is very natural and gentle and at the same time you might find that working at this level is powerful and revealing. Throughout the training there will be opportunities to share in the group, and to work with your own process. There will be a mixture of Focusing theory, discussion and practice. Taught by Paula Newman and Elizabeth Smith

  • Each day begins at 10 am and ends at 4 pm
  • Refreshments, reading materials and exercises included
Please see my website for further information http://www.paulanewmancounsellingservices.co.uk/

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11 Sep 2017 - 12 Sep 2017

Stanmore, Harrow, london

Paula Newman's BFA Page

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Focusing Skills for Life – Day 1

introductory Course

Focusing is Mindfulness – and more. We explore ways of being with ourselves, our experiences and emotions; improving our sense...

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Focusing is Mindfulness – and more. We explore ways of being with ourselves, our experiences and emotions; improving our sense of wellbeing and physical and mental health. These are natural skills that we can rediscover and reconnect with. Non-judgemental, safe and gentle, they support us in finding insights into issues in our lives and reconnecting with the flow of life within us. As we turn to our present moment experience together, we learn ways to help guide us in creativity, decision-making and emotional wisdom. Handouts will be available. No assessment or written work is required, although you may wish to bring pen and paper for note-taking. This day school can be a stand-alone introduction to Focusing, and it also forms the first six hours of the 60-hour Focusing Skills course, recognised by the British Focusing Association. There will be another opportunity to attend Day 1 on Saturday 6th January 2018. Day 2 will be on 21st October 2017 and 17th February 2018 If you have previously attended an introduction to Focusing then you are also very welcome to join us; many people find that repeating Focusing Skills enables them to find more depth in their experience. For further information, contact me at csamuels@carolannsamuels.co.uk. Please book your place here.

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16 Sep 2017 - 16 Sep 2017

Canterbury, south east

Carolann Samuels's BFA Page

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The gifts of the body in Focusing and listening

focusing skills certificate Course

This two day (Fri/Sat) workshop opens the door to a deeper connection to the wisdom of the body. It is...

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This two day (Fri/Sat) workshop opens the door to a deeper connection to the wisdom of the body. It is part of my Focusing Skills Course but can also be attended as a standalone workshop by anyone who has some experience of Focusing and listening. Please email for further details.

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22 Sep 2017 - 23 Sep 2017

Cambridge, eastern

Kay Hoffmann's BFA Page

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Deep listening: Free talk in Stroud

introductory Course

This free talk, will introduce you to the life long skill of Deep Listening. It is a re ective...

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This free talk, will introduce you to the life long skill of Deep Listening. It is a re ective body based practice that can be done on your own or with others, and mixed with other self awareness practices such as Mindfulness Meditation or therapy. Some of the skills you will learn: • Live a life full of curiosity • Tune into your inner wisdom • Meet yourself and others with kindness and openness • Be with and understand strong emotion • Find what truly feels right for you and your life • Connect more deeply to yourself, others, and beyond.

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26 Sep 2017 - 26 Sep 2017

Stroud, south west

Peter Gill's BFA Page

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Aug - 2017

Whole Body Mindfulness in Findhorn

specialist Course

Whole Body Mindfulness

Sat 12 August 2017 (7 Days)
Alex Maunder & Susan Miles
Beneath all of our stress...

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Whole Body Mindfulness

Sat 12 August 2017 (7 Days)
Alex Maunder & Susan Miles
Beneath all of our stress and trauma lies an inner wellspring of intelligence and vitality that knows how to move our life situations forward. Invite your power of awareness to awaken this intuitive power of your body wisdom through the natural process of Whole Body Mindfulness. Many people are carrying great emotional pain. Suffering is fine if it can lead to a growth in understanding but pointless and cruel if it merely results in repetitive patterns of behaviour. Seeing the bigger picture: I believe that I am here, like everybody else, to learn Life’s lessons and to move forwards. That can only happen when I stop being so reactive and learn to see things from a different perspective. The deepest reason why I practice and teach Whole Body Mindfulness is that it gives me an intuitive feeling of grounding, safety and support from something much bigger than my little ego. Then my nervous system can calm down, my body feels more relaxed and alive, and I am able to step back and to see the bigger picture. Self-Responsibility is the key: From this new perspective, with mindful self-awareness, I can take responsibility for the parts of my behaviour that are clearly wrong and have contributed to any disharmony in the whole situation. These are the bits that I can change and as I do so I become more empathic about other people’s behaviour. This insight suddenly opens me up to the new possibilities that are surrounding me all of the time, but I am unable to see them due to the stress and trauma of my old reactive patterns. There is only Learning: With Whole Body Mindfulness it is possible to learn, to let go and to move forwards. All the pain of wanting to be right and to prove the other person wrong suddenly vanishes. There is no right or wrong anymore, there is only learning. The intuitive insights learnt are so powerful that this becomes a spiritual practice in it’s own right that naturally leads to change and activates new neural pathways. This can powerfully contribute to the ongoing process of mindful self-observation and self-transformation. Intuitive Listening: We will also explore the value of intuitive listening with Whole Body Mindfulness. When connected to our grounded presence, our body wisdom knows how to be with and listen to the other person in a way that we do not. Going beyond the cognitive mind and all theories to a place of pure intuitive knowing, words come that are exactly the right thing to say at the moment as a way of supporting the speaker. Combining elements of the Alexander Technique with the Inner Focusing practice developed by Eugene Gendlin, Whole Body Mindfulness encourages more of the body into the process of self-enquiry, increasing grounded presence and energy flow. Please note: Whole Body Mindfulness includes aspects of The Alexander Technique. No prior experience of this work is necessary, but some hands-on bodywork skills will be taught.

Tiered Pricing: £1080 / £820 / £670

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12 Aug 2017 - 18 Aug 2017

Findhorn Community, scotland

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BFA Summer Focusing Community Camp

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The first ever BFA Summer Focusing Community Camp will be an opportunity for Focusers and their family members to get...

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The first ever BFA Summer Focusing Community Camp will be an opportunity for Focusers and their family members to get together to Focus, socialise and have some fun in a relaxed outdoor setting.  As well as 1-1 Focusing time each day, the camp will offer opportunities for: workshops, presentations, group sharing, yoga, qigong, walking, playing games, skills-sharing, singing, music, dancing, and anything else we co-create as a group. Please let Kay know if you would like to offer a Focusing workshop or other activity during the camp. Activities will be mainly outdoors or under canvas and a camp fire will be lit each evening. We also have use of indoor facilities including meeting space and the kitchen. Our resident cook will be preparing a vegetarian lunch and dinner each day for those opting for the catered option, which will include self-serve breakfast . We want to create a ‘tribe’ feeling and the size of the camp will be limited to about 40 people. Please bring along any useful campsite accessories and come prepared to help with collecting wood, carrying water, washing up and other odd jobs. There are some rooms available in the centre for those who have physical issues that make staying in a tent difficult. We expect the camp to fill up, so early booking is advised. Arrive on the afternoon of  Thursday 24th—the camp will start with a pre-dinner gathering at 6pm. The camp will end after lunch on Monday 28th. Costs (per person): Camping only—£140 Camping with meals—£190 Shared room with meals—£240 Single room with meals—£290 Child camping only—FREE Child camping with meals— £30/£50 For booking enquiries contact: Camilla Sim camillasim9@googlemail.com Bookings will be accepted on completion of a booking form and payment of the full fee. For further information, workshop offers, and general enquiries contact: Kay Hoffmann kay.hoffmann@homecall.co.uk  

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24 Aug 2017 - 28 Aug 2017

Cheltenham, south west

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Focusing skills course – online/in-person

introductory Course

This comprehensive course in Focusing and listening is open to beginners and to anyone wishing to refresh or deepen their...

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This comprehensive course in Focusing and listening is open to beginners and to anyone wishing to refresh or deepen their experience. The course will be largely experiential - an opportunity to explore Focusing at your own pace and to connect with others in a friendly, welcoming setting. Maximum group size: 5 participants. The format of the course is a combination of online seminars and one in-person workshop. Participants can choose to cover the whole course online if preferred. Zoom seminars will be on Mondays at 6-8pm. The first block of four weekly sessions will be held on Jan 16 - Feb 6th. There is no obligation to commit to the whole course in advance, so please feel free to sign up for the first four calls as a starting point. Please contact Kay for further details.

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16 Jan 2017 - 31 Jul 2017

skype worldwide

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Focusing skills course

focusing skills certificate Course

This comprehensive course in Focusing and listening is open to beginners and to anyone wishing to refresh or deepen their...

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This comprehensive course in Focusing and listening is open to beginners and to anyone wishing to refresh or deepen their Focusing experience. The course will be largely experiential: an opportunity to explore Focusing at your own pace and to connect deeply with others in a spacious, welcoming setting. Maximum group size: 5 participants. The format of the course is a combination of online seminars and one in-person workshop. Participants can choose to cover the whole course online if preferred. Zoom seminars will be on Wednesdays at 6-8pm. The first block of four weekly sessions will held be on Jan 18 - Feb 8th. There is no obligation to commit to the whole course in advance, so please feel free to sign up for the first four sessions as a starting point. Please contact Kay for further details.

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18 Jan 2017 - 31 Jul 2017

skype worldwide

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Level II-B Embodied Listening – Accompanying myself and others through my body’s inner wisdom 10 am – 6pm

focusing skills certificate Course

  Level II-B  Embodied Listening - Accompanying myself and others through my body's inner wisdom (10 am - 6pm)  

2 Jul 2017 - 2 Jul 2017

Sparti Greece, english speakers abroad

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British Focusing Association Certificate, Level 3

focusing skills certificate Course

Level Three - Focuser and Companion We will be exploring the stages of a Focusing session in more detail including suggestions...

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Level Three - Focuser and Companion We will be exploring the stages of a Focusing session in more detail including suggestions that can help the Focuser to listen inwards with acceptance, empathy and compassion. We will also look at Focusing language and its benefits at each stage. There will be group discussions, experiential work in pairs and Wholebody Focusing exercises. Taught by Paula Newman and Elizabeth Smith

  • Each day begins at 10 am and ends at 4 pm
  • Refreshments, reading materials and exercises included
Please see my website for further information http://www.paulanewmancounsellingservices.co.uk/

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10 Jul 2017 - 11 Jul 2017

Stanmore, Harrow, london

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Focusing Summer Camp

specialist Course

This will be an International Gathering of Focusers in Brittany France.  The teaching will be in English and  courses will...

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This will be an International Gathering of Focusers in Brittany France.  The teaching will be in English and  courses will be offered in Wholebody Focusing, Alexander Technique, Crania-sacral work and Yoga-Focusing. The emphasis of this Focusing camp is to spend at least half the time experiencing deep body work, and then to further process the insights gained from this with Focusing. Wholebody Focusing will allow the power of awareness to awaken the wisdom of your living body. Contact the intelligence and vitality that knows how to find a way forwards in your present life situation. Transform the conflicts and blockages that prevent you expressing your full potential. Suitable for all levels. Alex Maunder is a professional Alexander Technique teacher and a very experienced Focusing Trainer .  July 31st - Aug 6th 2017.  More detailed info at:   www.wholebodyfocusing.org

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17 Jul 2017 - 23 Jul 2017

Guilliers, 56490 France, english speakers abroad

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Level V Responding from presence to my faultfinder(s) . A new relating to my inner critic(s) : relating to my FaultFinder through Focusing in Thinking at the Edge mode with Responsibility

focusing skills certificate Course

Level V  Responding from presence to my faultfinder(s) . A new relating to my inner critic(s) : relating to my...

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Level V  Responding from presence to my faultfinder(s) . A new relating to my inner critic(s) : relating to my FaultFinder through Focusing in Thinking at the Edge mode with Responsibility  

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22 Jul 2017 - 23 Jul 2017

Liverpool, north west

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Jun - 2017

the interconnected body…focusing and interconnectedness

specialist Course

Your physically-felt body is, in fact, part of a gigantic system of here and other places, now and other times,...

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Your physically-felt body is, in fact, part of a gigantic system of here and other places, now and other times, you and other people, in fact the whole universe. This sense of being bodily alive in a vast system is the body as it is felt from inside. When we pay attention to what is alive in us, we don't just feel what's "our stuff" :- our feelings and troubles. We feel is what it is like to be alive in this world right now... and the scope of this is vast. We can sense connections to our larger world, and the issues it faces. We might sense a connection to nature. We might feel a connection to our ancestors and cultural history. On this experiential weekend we will explore both how to access this bigger connectedness, some of the obstacles on the way and some of the themes we will encounter when we do: Connections to nature and the web of life Connections to the calling of the world Connections to deeper values and callings Connections to our ancestors and unresolved trauma Open to any with at least one weekends experience of Focusing and listening Venue: Fulcrum House, 3 Grove Road, Redland, Bristol. BS6 6UJ Dates and Times: June 10-11 2017, 10am–5pm Saturday, 10am-4.30pm Sunday. Costs: £130

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10 Jun 2017 - 11 Jun 2017

south west

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Focusing Day – Self Care

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Exploring Self-Care in a focusing way can bring fresh insights and deeper awareness of our personal needs. Inner struggles and...

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Exploring Self-Care in a focusing way can bring fresh insights and deeper awareness of our personal needs. Inner struggles and tangles that relate to looking after ourselves might emerge and we can give these our empathic and accepting attention. As we do so new ways forward may be revealed. There will be some Focusing theory, with group discussions, exercises and plenty of time for Focusing practice. It may be that you have been trying to find a focusing partner. This day could be an opportunity to begin a fresh partnership. The workshop is taught by Paula Newman and Elizabeth Smith. It is suitable for people who have completed level two. We will provide refreshments during breaks, please bring a packed lunch. The workshop begins at 10 am with refreshments at 9.45. We will end at 4.pm.The price is £75, with an early bird rate of £65 if paid by June 1st Please feel free to contact Paula or Elizabeth if there is anything that you would like to ask and for payment details. Paula Newman Tel: 07941 958034 Email: paulanewman930@hotmail.com Website: http://www.paulanewmancounsellingservices.co.uk ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Elizabeth Smith Tel: 020 8954 2320 Email: elizabeth.smith@counsellingspace.net Website: www.counsellingspace.net/

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29 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017

Stanmore, london

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Focusing Skills Course Workshop 2

focusing skills certificate Course

This two-day (Friday/Saturday) course is open to anyone who has already attended an introductory workshop in Focusing and listening. It...

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This two-day (Friday/Saturday) course is open to anyone who has already attended an introductory workshop in Focusing and listening. It provides an opportunity for you to deepen your own Focusing experience and to become a more connected, spacious companion. We will also look at ways of bringing the treasures of Focusing into our everyday lives.

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5 May 2017 - 6 May 2017

Cambridge, south east

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An Introduction to Focusing – Day 1

introductory Course

We explore ways of being with ourselves, our experiences and emotions; improving our sense of wellbeing and physical and mental...

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We explore ways of being with ourselves, our experiences and emotions; improving our sense of wellbeing and physical and mental health. These are natural skills that we can rediscover and reconnect with. Non-judgemental, safe and gentle, they support us in finding insights into issues in our lives and reconnecting with the flow of life within us. As we turn to our present moment experience together, we learn ways to help guide us in creativity, decision-making and emotional wisdom. Handouts will be available; no assessment or written work is required, although you may wish to bring pen and paper for note-taking. This day school can be a stand-alone introduction to Focusing, and it also forms the first six hours of the 60-hour Focusing Skills course, recognised by the British Focusing Association. Those who have previously attended an introduction to Focusing are also very welcome. You do not need to have practised Mindfulness or Focusing before joining this course. For more information, please contact Carolann at csamuels@carolannsamuels.co.uk or here. Booking is with Canterbury Christchurch University

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6 May 2017 - 6 May 2017

Chatham, Kent, south east

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British Focusing Association Certificate, Level 2

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Level Two - Self-in-Presence We will be working with Gene Gendlin’s six Focusing steps, and Self-in-presence developed by Ann Weiser Cornell...

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Level Two - Self-in-Presence We will be working with Gene Gendlin’s six Focusing steps, and Self-in-presence developed by Ann Weiser Cornell and Barbara Mc Gavin. Being Self-in-presence can help you to experience your emotions without becoming overwhelmed by them. During Level Two we will also look at examples of Focusing with pain. You will practice Focusing in pairs, taking turns to focus and to companion each other. Exercises are designed to support working at a deeper level. At the same time you are always in charge of your session and each person is encouraged to work at their own pace. There will also be an introduction to Wholebody Focusing and the work of Kevin McEvenue. Taught by Paula Newman and Elizabeth Smith

  • Each day begins at 10 am and ends at 4 pm
  • Refreshments, reading materials and exercises included
Please see my website for further information http://www.paulanewmancounsellingservices.co.uk/

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22 May 2017 - 23 May 2017

Stanmore, Harrow, london

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Heal Differently: Mindfulness Based Retreat with Horses

specialist Course

We believe that horses can become our partners in healing by allowing us to experience the serenity of the present...

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We believe that horses can become our partners in healing by allowing us to experience the serenity of the present moment and provide us mirrors of our own emotions, ways of communicating and challenges in relationships. 'HEAL DIFFERENTLY' programme was carefully designed to provide you with a unique approach to personal health and growth involving the horse-human relationship. It promotes emotional growth and learning, psychological exploration, enhanced relationships, awareness of the present moment, improved communication and encourages insight and healing. You will learn to: - Practice mindfulness formally and in your daily life - Cultivate the attitudes of mind that incline you toward compassionate engagement with yourself and the world - Handle emotions and challenging situations with greater ease - Be more embodied and connected to yourself and the world around you - Support yourself at times of difficulty or failure - Take steps towards appreciating yourself - Be less judgemental of yourself and others - Work with emotions skillfully in a body-oriented way Other features will also entail being able to: - Introduce yourself to and interact with horses - Participate in unique experiences based on Equine-Assisted Therapy and designed around your specific needs and those of the group - Become more aware of your social and emotional patterns - Develop a bond with a particular horse if you wish to - Explore your learning with the group or individual facilitators - Experience farm-life first hand and engage in some tasks, such as feeding the horses For more details please visit www.mind-reframed.com/retreats.

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23 May 2017 - 29 May 2017

Hamlet Luxury Farmhouse, english speakers abroad

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An Introduction to Focusing – Day 2

introductory Course

We explore ways of being with ourselves, our experiences and emotions; improving our sense of wellbeing and physical and mental...

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We explore ways of being with ourselves, our experiences and emotions; improving our sense of wellbeing and physical and mental health. These are natural skills that we can rediscover and reconnect with. Non-judgemental, safe and gentle, they support us in finding insights into issues in our lives and reconnecting with the flow of life within us. As we turn to our present moment experience together, we learn ways to help guide us in creativity, decision-making and emotional wisdom. Handouts will be available; no assessment or written work is required, although you may wish to bring pen and paper for note-taking. This day school can be a stand-alone introduction to Focusing, and it also forms the first six hours of the 60-hour Focusing Skills course, recognised by the British Focusing Association. Those who have previously attended an introduction to Focusing are also very welcome. You do not need to have practised Mindfulness or Focusing before joining this course. For more information, please contact Carolann at csamuels@carolannsamuels.co.uk or here. Booking is with Canterbury Christchurch University

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27 May 2017 - 27 May 2017

Chatham, Kent, south east

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Liverpool Level IV: Recognising the language of the Blocking, Preventive and Standstill parts in me.Through my presence introducing a new facilitative language -ing and dialogue.

focusing skills certificate Course

Level IV: Recognising the language of the Blocking, Preventive and Standstill parts in me.    Saturday 27/5/ 10am - 6pm  -...

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Level IV: Recognising the language of the Blocking, Preventive and Standstill parts in me.    Saturday 27/5/ 10am - 6pm  - Sunday 28/5/ 10am - 2pm

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27 May 2017 - 28 May 2017

Liverpool, north west

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Recognising the language of the blocking,breventive and standstill parts in me – Responding from presence to my faultfinder(s)

focusing skills certificate Course

Level III : Recognising the language of the Blocking, Preventive and...

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Level III : Recognising the language of the Blocking, Preventive and Standstill parts in me. Through my presence introducing a new language -ing and dialogue. 

Level IV :Responding from Presence to my faultfinder(s) A new relating to my inner critic(s) : relating to my FaultFinder through Focusing in Thinking at the Edge mode.

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1 Apr 2017 - 4 Apr 2017

Liverpool, north west

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Level 5: Applied Focusing

focusing skills certificate Course

Devon. Learn more about ‘presence and partiality’; develop your ability to be fully with whatever needs you attention, and become aware...

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Devon. Learn more about ‘presence and partiality’; develop your ability to be fully with whatever needs you attention, and become aware of what gets in the way. Each person gets time in the group to explore a practical application of Focusing in your life. Prerequisite: Level 4

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22 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017

Liverton, Devon, south west

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Listening to your inner wisdom: Shrewsbury

focusing skills certificate Course

Learn new ways to find inner kindness, work with stuck patterns, make clear & intuitive decisions and finally feel at...

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Learn new ways to find inner kindness, work with stuck patterns, make clear & intuitive decisions and finally feel at home in your own body This workshop will introduce a practice known as ‘Focusing’. It is a gentle yet powerful skill that can bring clarity and aliveness to your life. Put simply it involves taking an embodied, curious, and interested awareness to your body and listening, It is a reflective practice that you learn for yourself and can be done on your own or in partnership with a friend or colleague. It can be woven into other areas of your life, such as mindfulness, healing practices and therapy.

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22 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017

Shrewsbury, west midlands

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Focusing With The Whole Body – Relational Embodiment – International Training

specialist Course

A way to live, to work, to heal... Focusing With The Whole Body - Relational Embodiment International Training 2016/17 Module 1: September 22-25....

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A way to live, to work, to heal... Focusing With The Whole Body - Relational Embodiment International Training 2016/17 Module 1: September 22-25. 2016, Module 2: November 3-6. 2016, Module 3: January 19-22.2017, Module 4: March 9-12. 2017 Presented by Astrid Schillings Hawkwood College, Stroud, UK Focusing With The Whole Body opens the door to the deeper nature of change. We will explore fresh and direct ways of sensing how all life is fundamentally inter-related:  our living bodies, the environment, nature and our embodied awareness. By inviting our felt sense of grounding in this wider sense of being, we subtly develop the living space in a conscious whole-body way. We may experience how we are more than our reactive patterns, the stress of life or challenging, even traumatic, issues. We will experiment with a sensitive listening awareness, within ourselves and person-to-person. That creates space for inner directed purposeful movement coming from the living body itself. This is how life carries forward from itself in sometimes surprising ways – finding just the right next step. Our concepts about effort, ease or dis-ease may radically shift. Insights into how to live, work and heal in your own unique way may arise.   Professionals – psychotherapists, body therapists, members of social professions and coaches will find this training  broadening and deepening their own work, as well as enhancing their sense of authentic being in the world. What to expect: The Module 1 – 4 September 2016 – March 2017

  • The foundation of Focusing Wth The Whole Body will be explored and practiced in depth. Some experietially grounded theory will help to spark insight.
  • Discovering the Pause as an access into the dimension of direct bodily knowing, which is deeper than the concepts of our “knowing mind”.
  • In deep listening we will explore the living human body as dynamic awareness.
  • Embodied Dialogue – A relational practice that consciously invites the living process person to person, human body to human body -  in groups or pairs.  It is rooted in Focusing With The Whole Body, David Bohm`s Dialogue, a participatory spiritual practice as well as Interactive-Focusing by Janet Klein and Mary Mc Guire.
  While this training is whole in itself and can be completed with a practitioner Certificate – part two will be offered in 2017 to unfold applications in Focusing With The Whole Body Therapy. The following explorations will be offered: Transforming structure bound process, Meanings of trauma, Is there room for spiritual grounding in therapy and, if so, how to offer it with integrity?  There will also be retreat-workshops on Co-creating with Nature, Embodied Spirituality: The Ground beneath the Ground and more. Some experience of Focusing is highly recommending before attending the Training. If you need tuition please contact a Focusing-trainer. Information and registration: astrid.schillings@focusinginstitute.eu Maymay Knight knight.maymay@gmail.com www.focusing-institut.eu - contact/sessions FWB via skype or phone.   Astrid Schillings: Focusing came into her life in 1981, when a student of Person Centred psychology. It resonated deeply with her wondering what it is to be human, why we are here. In that spirit she became a Psychotherapist/Psychologist. She has been exploring and teaching extensively on the interface of Sensitive Body-Awareness (Mindfulness, Somatic Experiencing, Qi Gong, Authentic Movement, Feldenkrais). It took her years to let her entry into Focusing With Whole Body carry forward beyond any traditional setting. Encountering Kevin McEvenue all her previous understandings shifted again. She teaches - professionals, therapists and everybody interested - internationally as well as in her training centre in Cologne. She lives in part-time retreat in Scotland. She has been in ongoing conversation with Gene Gendlin on his extended understanding of the living body.   Location of the training: www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk Prices include food, tea/coffea, workspaces, lodging. Reductions are possible according to need and availability. Modules I – 2 September 22-25. 2016, November  3-6. 2016 Thrusday 18.00 with Supper – Sunday 16.00 Single: 446,50 GBP ; shared 379 GBP; non-residential 289 BGB Modules 3 – 4 January 19-22.2017,  March 9-12. 2017 Thursday with supper 18.00  - Sunday 12. 16.00 Single 454 GBP; shared, 385  GBP; non-residential 292 GBP Deposit of 300 GBP secures a place in International Training. Astrid Schillings, Bank of Scotland: sort code 80-46-77  account: 10444464  BIC: BOFSGBS1288   IBAN: GB35BOFS80467710444464

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22 Sep 2016 - 12 Mar 2017

Hawkwood college, Stroud, south west

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Find freedom from self criticism: evening course

introductory Course

Find new and life long skills to free yourself from inner criticism and judgment. Using a simple but profound body...

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Find new and life long skills to free yourself from inner criticism and judgment. Using a simple but profound body based method, we will explore how the body can be a doorway to inner freedom, greater self empathy and forward movement in your life. 5 Tuesday evenings 7.15-9.15pm £95

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21 Feb 2017 - 21 Mar 2017

Cheltenham, south west

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Children Focusing Day

introductory Course

If you’d like to experience some aspects of  Children Focusing then do come and join us.  For more information, check...

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If you’d like to experience some aspects of  Children Focusing then do come and join us.  For more information, check out our website www.childrenfocusinguk.org  or get in touch with me. When and where? Sunday 12th March 2017, 10-4pm, Malvern Cube, Albert Road North, Malvern, WR14  2YF What is this? A UK gathering of people interested in, or already using Children Focusing so we can gather together, play together, share experiences and deepen our connections through play and creativity.If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to work with children and caregivers using Focusing this is a chance to find out more. What’s going to happen? The day is divided into two parts, the morning session being for people who already know Focusing/Children Focusing  and are interested in Children Focusing. The afternoon session will be open to the public to offer a taster of some aspects of Children Focusing. We hope this will be the first of many!

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12 Mar 2017 - 12 Mar 2017

Malvern Cube, Albert Road North, Malvern, WR14 2YF, west midlands

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Revive: Mindfulness, Yoga and Lomi Lomi Retreat

specialist Course

Our ‘REVIVE’ retreat has been carefully designed to provide a unique integration of methods that can support your movement toward...

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Our ‘REVIVE’ retreat has been carefully designed to provide a unique integration of methods that can support your movement toward an awakened mind, relaxed body and a more open-hearted life. In addition to structured teaching sessions in modern approaches to mindfulness, we have incorporated yoga and ancient Hawaiian rituals which encourage a free flow of energy in your body. This retreat will equip you with the skills you need to be fully present and at peace with yourself in your day to day life. The beautiful setting of the island of Gozo provides a peaceful and unspoilt backdrop for our five night retreat in luxurious countryside accommodation. You will learn to:

  • Practice mindfulness formally and in your daily life
  • Cultivate the attitudes of mind that incline you toward compassionate engagement with the world
  • Handle emotions and challenging situations with greater ease
  • Be more embodied and connected to yourself and the world around you
  • Develop the body uniformly and restore physical vitality
  • Support yourself at times of difficulty or failure
  • Take steps towards appreciating yourself
  • Be less judgemental of yourself and others
  • Work with emotions skillfully in a body-oriented way
  • To be kind to yourself instead of wishing things were different all the time, or driving yourself to meet impossible goals
Retreat Features
  • Systematic instructions and careful guidance in mindfulness
  • Mindful yoga and Pilates sessions
  • Lomi Lomi massage, activities and Hawaiian rituals in nature
  • Three healthy meals a day and unlimited snacks (vegetarian and some seafood)
  • Community living, periods of working meditation and involvement in preparation of meals
  • Amazing sound bath experience
  • Periods of silence to deepen one’s practice of mindfulness
  • Guided walks and expedition around the island
  • Access to private pools, sauna and jacuzzi
  • For more information please visit www.mind-reframed.com/retreats.

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21 Mar 2017 - 26 Mar 2017

Hamlet Luxury Farmhouse, english speakers abroad

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